DEAR ABBY: I am having trouble in math. I do not feel confident in myself while performing this subject. Often times, I become overwhelmed, because I want to get a good grade but believing in myself is a challenge. What can I do to improve? –MATH STUDENT
DEAR MATH STUDENT: Math is one of those subjects that may just require lots of practice and repetition. The math teachers have learning lab each morning- make sure you make good use of that time! They are in their rooms willing to work through homework and extra practice problems with you. It’s a great opportunity to get 1-on-1 help on those really hard math problems that you are struggling with. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! There are no dumb questions in math class. The more you practice, the more your confidence will grow. Math is just one of those subjects that you can’t really learn unless you practice, practice, practice!